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    Quote Originally Posted by Blocky View Post
    Personally, I'd beg Stuart Clark back into the side - at least he puts the ball in the area it needs to be in consistently and knows how to wait for a wicket and get a plan working.
    This would just exacerbate the problems we have at the moment in my opinion. I don't see why we have to act like there are only 6 pace bowlers in Australia and just keep cycling through them.

    I love the work Stuart Clark did for Aus. But he didn't exactly slow England down at The Oval last year without support from the rest of the Australian bowlers. I can't see him doing it now.

    There's another guy that keeps it pretty tight playing in the same state team though apparently. The question is whether he'll do it at the next level.
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    Copeland?

    I see the C9 comms are huge Cameron fanboys as well, which should please Cameron as they do hold quite a bit of weight.

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    I'd go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
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    Haddin at 6 perhaps? I know it's dangerous to tinker with your batting order based on form and I wouldn't if it was a specialist bat coming in, but with Smith in - perhaps that would work better?

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    Copeland and Cameron once again bowling beautifully in the shield match against SA. It's getting hard to avoid these guys now...

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    Cameron got a massive rap on C9 just now. He'll be in the mix just on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Haddin at 6 perhaps? I know it's dangerous to tinker with your batting order based on form and I wouldn't if it was a specialist bat coming in, but with Smith in - perhaps that would work better?
    Would mind that mate.

    Let's pick a side we think can win rather than having going on hunches (Dohers being a case in point).

    We are still in the Series, surely we are not going to give up and take wild punts just because we fall behind!!

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    And can we ban the wives for Perth please.

    This team looks like it could do with spending some time together and buildiing some spirit.

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    Nah I think your team is a good team but I'm just wondering whether Haddin -> Smith would work better than Smith -> Haddin. Not fussed either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Nah I think your team is a good team but I'm just wondering whether Haddin -> Smith would work better than Smith -> Haddin. Not fussed either way.
    Could do, I think .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Haddin at 6 perhaps? I know it's dangerous to tinker with your batting order based on form and I wouldn't if it was a specialist bat coming in, but with Smith in - perhaps that would work better?
    If North can bat at #6 then so can Smith. He bats middle order for NSW, show some faith. Haddin bats at #7, no need to shift him around.

    (Personally I wouldn't mind North sticking around at all)
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    If Hauritz is in the team, why would you have Smith over Khawaja?

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    keep dougeh or go to clark leave out doherty and hauritz play smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Assuming Chris jr is broken, who comes in? Tremmers probably the best bowler of the alternates in the sqaud, but also lengthens the tail.

    Tiny Tim as part of a 4 man attack scares me, so Shahzad? His FC career suggests he can hold a bat even if we've seen precious little evidence to support this in his international outings so far.

    Or do we say "**** it" and pick our best bowler regardless?
    I definitely think you have to play Tremlett. Firstly I think he's a much better bowler than Shahzad and Bresnan, but even if you just concede he's only a little bit better, Prior is better than your average number seven, Swann despite batting nine for England is better than most eights and Tremlett himself can bat a bit and certainly wouldn't get nosebleeds at nine. Obviously it'd weaken the tail slightly but it certainly wouldn't make it unacceptable.
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